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Torrey Pines Gliderport

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Address: 2800 Torrey Pines Scenic Dr, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-1004
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Fun to watch the paragliders!

This is a fun place even if you don't want to join in the fun. You can sit on the deck and have a bite to eat or just hang out and watch the paragliders. It's windy so I would... read more

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Jean F
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a fun place even if you don't want to join in the fun. You can sit on the deck and have a bite to eat or just hang out and watch the paragliders. It's windy so I would recommend bringing a light jacket. The views are beautiful and there is plenty of parking though it is a dirt... More 

Thank Jean F
Teaneck, New Jersey
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87 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have loved this place since I was a kid. The views of the coast from the cliff are just gorgeous. And you get to watch the paragliders and hanggliders! Now there's also a seating area and food available for purchase. Love this place!! Wish I could go there every day!

Thank Annette L
Tempe, Arizona
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a great spot on a clear day because you can see all the way past La Jolla to the south and up to Carlsbad to the north. It's a great spot to take a picnic, or a cup of coffee and a breakfast burrito and listen to the waves and the wind. If you're feeling so inclined you... More 

Thank Brent F
Sanford, Florida
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78 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

If your looking for a place to chill and enjoy the scenery as well as watch or fly your para-glider then this is the spot. Great backdrop of the ocean. Beware of the nude beach below if your bringing your kids.

Thank CultureFinder
Louisville, Kentucky
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49 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The day was clear with just a little wind. Ideal for gliders to get a quick lift and away they would go. Very colorful display of gliders, so bring your camera. Dress in a wind breaker to keep the breeze from cutting you. Take a lunch to picnic and watch the folks fly.

Thank Joe N
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Watch paragliders and hang gliders while enjoying a spectacular view of the ocean and cliffs, lounging in the grass or hiking along the trails.

Thank Rachel P
San Diego, California
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785 reviews
405 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 451 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Few places can claim a location to launch personal gliders off over the Pacific. This is a remarkable opportunity to see both the scene and sport up close. Recommended.

Thank Walker S
Tabernacle, New Jersey
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140 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited out of the blue. And it was worth the stop. No gliders went out because it was too foggy. It did eventually clear up when we were leaving. But the views down the beach were amazing. Small overhang to see down cliff side.

Thank Steveb0029
Needham, Massachusetts
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful setting, even better experience, Father, mother and our 11 year old son all went tandem paragliding, separately of course! It was outstanding, worth every penny and not to be missed. Get off the sidelines and do it, you will not regret it!!

Thank Terrence S
Carlsbad, California
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257 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We tried to visit La Jolla Cove on a beautiful Sunday afternoon but were deterred by others with the same idea... We exercised plan B and went to the Torry Pines Gliderport where parking and trails abound... Hike down to Black's Beach. Same sun, same fun just with a view of La Jolla rather than Torrey Pines. A great afternoon.

Thank db7477

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